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D.C. United Reviews

Updated Jul 20, 2014
D.C. United – Washington – “RFK”

All Employees Current Employees Only

3.7 11 reviews

60% Approve of the CEO

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ERICK THOHIR

(5 ratings)

67% of employees recommend this company to a friend
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    Energetic, fun, professional, passionate about soccer!

    Customer Service (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsPeople are amazing! You go to work knowing that everyone wants to be there too! Amazing atmosphere and there is no better place to be than on game days!

    ConsVery hard to advance or even get more than your foot in the door. Upper management is invisible.

    Advice to Senior ManagementBecome visible. Lead.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

     

    good

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    Proseasy job to do for student or retiree

    Consnot enough hours due to games being sporadic

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    Full time for one year, interned for one season

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsThe people who work at entry level and some mid level management people are great people. However, very few people have been in their current positions for longer than two years, which makes it hard to have a true company direction.

    ConsSenior management is very closed off. There is a huge gap between c-level/vps and mid manager, coordinator level staff. During staff outings senior management chooses not to attend, which creates a culture of guilt if you choose to participate in the staff activity, which transcends to guilt about taking vacation days, leaving at 5:30 instead of 6, speaking your opinion or giving new ideas. No appreciation of employees is shown, despite asking employees to work hard for a club that has been poorly managed for years. Every other club in MLS (with the possible exception of Chivas) has grown and earned huge amounts of sponsorship dollars, attendance numbers, and growing fan base. There is a reason. Annual layoffs has stunted club development and derailed any attempts at unified club leadership.

    Job advancement is nonexistent. As is common with sports jobs, a position only opens when someone is fired or leaves for a better job elsewhere. They also know that there are dozens of people who are lined up to take your job, so if you're unhappy, they'll show you the door without any hesitation.

    Compensation is very poor. Employees are expected to work a minimum of 40 hours, plus games and events without overtime. Other benefits include minimal health and dental, with a complementary gym membership, which probably is the best benefit offered.

    Don't be sweet talked into a stadium deal. The city has so much bureaucracy and red tape that any promises of a stadium opening in the next few years cannot be trusted. Hopefully it does happen and the club can find some revitalization, but don't get your hopes up.

    Advice to Senior ManagementShow you value your employees.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Great place to work with people who are passionate about soccer

    Game Day Merchandise Staff (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    Pros- awesome people to work with
    - easy scheduling

    Cons- sometimes unorganized
    - paychecks will sometimes be sent out late

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Internship

    Youth Development Marketing Intern (Former Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsWell rounded experience, gave interns different roles and opportunities to gain experience

    ConsThe hours can be long, requires time commitments outside the typical work week

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat environment. Staff is very fun to be around and working in a stadium keeps things very interesting. Positive outlook for team future moving forward. Very flexible with hours and needing to take days off/leave early. Cool to see gameday operations put together. Best part is definitely the people working there and the lively atmosphere. A very fun experience overall if pay is not a concern.

    ConsUnpaid. With marketing, corporate sponsorship, and fan recognition days, you may be asked to come in for longer than expected days and on weekends. Game day set up/breakdown takes around 10 hours but it is fun to see the actual game. Did not get too much hands on training in Sales, mostly worked on research, developing group sales pitches, and supported Account Executives with different needs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Smart, talented, fun co-workers; horrible executive management

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsCo-workers are bright, talented and all-around good peoples. Real sense of camaraderie due to long hours and common goals. Fun, cool job to have.

    ConsSenior management clearly doesn't care about office morale, pay is awful and hours are long (the latter is to be expected in sports).

    Advice to Senior ManagementTreat people like people instead of replaceable robots

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Account Executive

    Account Executive (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsSports, fun, exciting, cool colleagues, soccer

    ConsWorking conditions, pay, long hours

    Advice to Senior Managementget a new stadium, stop lying to the public

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend

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    Phenomenal experience working with highly trained professionals.

    Multimedia Intern (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    ProsGreat atmosphere, never a dull moment on the job. Always something exciting to do especially on game day. Full access pass to games are wonderful.

    ConsUnfortunately no payed internship opportunities.

    Advice to Senior ManagementKeep growing the MLS in order to keep homegrown players from going overseas.

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    Great Place but a Facilities were Terrible.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee) Washington, DC

    Pros- Co-workers- younger, smart & driven staff.
    - Working in Sports- you feel like a member of the team, players respect you.
    - Fans- smiles light up your day
    - Community Work- rewarding, very active and part of organizations mission.

    Cons- Hours- every week even in off-season expect 40+ hours
    - Facilities- Offices are at RFK..need I say more.
    - Pay- low compared to other professional sports teams.
    - No 401k, IRA, etc..

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet a real office. Staff could be more efficient with better facility. Give additional days off in the offseason.. staff gets burned out and it's a key reason for a high turnover rate.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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